Google has refuted claims that it used OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which is owned by Microsoft, to train Bard, its AI chatbot.
According to a report in The Information, the two AI research teams at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, had been fiercely competing for years before being driven by OpenAI’s success to collaborate.
The article cites sources as saying that personnel at DeepMind, an Alphabet subsidiary firm, are collaborating with software engineers at Google’s Brain AI branch to create software that will compete with OpenAI.
The report claimed, “Known internally as Gemini, the joint effort began in recent weeks, after Google stumbled with Bard, its first attempt to compete with OpenAI’s chatbot.”
The Verge was informed by a Google representative that “Bard is not trained on any data from ShareGPT or ChatGPT.”
Meanwhile, Google has announced that “Bard,” a rival to ChatGPT, is already accessible “as a preliminary test of user participation in generative AI.
The United States and the United Kingdom already have early access to Bard, and the business promised to add more nations and languages as time goes on.
Bard is based on a large language model (LLM), especially a lightweight and optimised version of LaMDA, which the tech giant stated will be updated with newer, more competent models in the future. It is similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing chatbot.
Users can communicate with Bard by posing queries and then clarifying their answers with additional queries.